Wednesday, June 26 2013

Format: 2015/03/02

Wednesday, June 26 2013

Music Haven Summer Camp

The Haven String Quartet and Music Haven students spend the beginning of the summer together making music! Visit for information on student and Haven String Quartet performances.



Greenleaf Pottery: Classes in Wheel Thrown Pottery

Classes offer firsthand experience of the entire pottery-making cycle. Beginning emphasis is placed on working with one of the fifteen potter's wheels.  Beginning as well as advanced students are welcome. Sets of eight week classes are offered Tuesday or Thursday evening 6 to 9 p.m.,  year-round. Sign up now to reserve your place.

Call or go to the website for more information. 860-528-6090,


Discover 19th Century Inventions at New Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Exhibit

      Victorian era gadgets, technologies and breakthroughs will be on display at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum beginning April 17th through October 6, 2013. What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era will engage student and adult audiences in the exploration of mid-to-late 19th century inventions and discoveries in many diverse areas including communication, transportation, manufacturing, medicine, food and recreation.

       Visitors will view cutting-edge Victorian Era technology that were precursors of some of today’s technologies, including telegraphs, dictaphones, gas lighting and early examples of telephones, burglar alarms, stock tickers and much more. They will discover items we still see today, from board games to food such as condensed milk and breakfast cocoa. Artifacts on display include loans from Connecticut's Mattatuck Museum and the Museum of American Finance, New York City, among others.

             The What Is It? exhibit is curated by Raechel Guest. Guest is a Smith College graduate with a Master’s Degree in Collection Management from the prestigious Winterthur Museum. Professor Steven Lubar, a history of technology expert, serves as a special advisor.  Professor Lubar is Professor of the Departments of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture at Brown University.  

            The exhibit is made possible thanks to a grant from the Connecticut Humanities (CTH), a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that funds, creates and collaborates on hundreds of cultural programs across Connecticut each year. CTH brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to express, share and explore ideas in thoughtful and productive ways. From local discussion groups to major exhibitions on important historical events, CTH programs engage, enlighten and educate.  Learn more by visiting

            The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from the LMMM Distinguished Benefactors: The Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown and The Maurice Goodman Foundation.  The Museum’s Education Program is made possible in part by a generous donation from AT&T.

Tours for the museum and exhibit are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, 
at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.



Connecticut's Great Discoveries in Archaeology

When most people think of archaeology, they think of Egypt, Mexico, or Peru. However, our state of Connecticut has a wonderful archaeological heritage and many interesting sites.  Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, Connecticut's State Archaeologist presents examples of the archaeological diversity of the state, including Native American sites dating to 11,000 years ago, Indian forts from the 17th century, Colonial homesteads, water-powered industrial mill ruins, cemeteries, underwater shipwrecks and, even two WWII plane crashes.  The “Greatest Hits” of Connecticut archaeology! 
As State Archaeologist, Dr. Bellantoni provides curatorial oversight of over 600,000 artifacts and maintains over 5,000 site files and map records. He is typically involved in over 20 field excavations, 300 municipal project proposals, and 150 field reviews each year. He also teaches anthropology classes at UCONN.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Please register for this program.


Crossing the BLVD: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America

What's it like to live in the most ethnically diverse neighborhood in the United States? Join us for a multimedia presentation by Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan, who spent three years traveling the world by trekking the streets of their home borough of Queens in search of story, culture, and soul. The artists use photographs, sound, and performance to relate the stories of immigrants and refugees who came to the United States seeking a better life. To register for Crossing the BLVD visit the Connecticut Humanities website. 


Trinity Summer Music Series on the Quad

Trinity College will host the 64th Annual Plumb Memorial Carillon Concerts and the 39th Annual Chamber Music Series as part of the 2013 Summer Music Series. 

The music series, held annually at the College, features performances every Wednesday during the summer, over an eight-week period. The performances, which feature high quality chamber and carillon musicians, are free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic. 

For a complete schedule, please see below. For updates throughout the summer, follow the series on Facebook at  For more info, visit

Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, Conn. 06106*
Chamber Music Series: held in the Trinity College Chapel ~ 6 p.m.
Carillon Music Series: held on the Long Walk Quad abutting the Chapel ~ 7 p.m.
*parking available on Summit and Vernon Streets


June 26
Chamber concert ~ 6 p.m.

Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano

Sylvia Berry, piano

Carillion concert ~ 7 p.m.

Linda Dzuris (Clemson University, South Carolina)


July 3 

Chamber concert ~ 6 p.m.

Paul Bisaccia, piano


Carillion concert ~ 7 p.m.

Ellen Dickinson (Trinity College Carillonneur)


July 10           

Chamber concert ~ 6 p.m.    

Jodi Hagen, violin
Susan Hagen, contrabass

Carillion concert ~ 7 p.m.

Vera Wünsche (Salt Lake City, Utah)


July 17           

Chamber concert ~ 6 p.m.    

Harmonia V

Kim Collins, flute

Janet Rosen, oboe

Thomas A. Labadorf, clarinet

Robert Hoyle, horn

Sue Zoellner-Cross, bassoon

Carillion concert ~ 7 p.m.
Dynamic Duets
Ellen Dickson and friends


July 24

Chamber concert ~ 6 p.m.                

Curt Blood, clarinet

Margaret Francis, piano

Carillion concert ~ 7 p.m.

Helen Hawley (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

July 31

Chamber concert ~ 6 p.m.                

Adrian Jojatu, bassoon
Ayako Yoda, piano

Carillion concert ~ 7 p.m.
Roy Lee (University of Toronto)


August 7

Chamber concert ~ 6 p.m.                

Joan Ellersick, viola

Tom Berryman, piano


Carillion concert ~ 7 p.m.

Phillippe Beullens (Leuven, Belgium)


August 14

Chamber concert ~ 6 p.m.                

Clarinet and Piano     

Jason McStoots, tenor

David Feltner, viola

Brian Moll, piano


Carillion concert ~ 7 p.m.
Daniel Kerry Kehoe ’78 (Simsbury, Connecticut/United Methodist Church)


All performances are free and open to the public.  To support the series, donations can be made to Trinity through  Please note that your gift is for the Summer Music Series in the “comment” section.  For more information, please call (860) 297-2126.



Sunken Garden Poetry Presents Philip Schultz 6/26

JUNE 26 – Philip Schultz / music by Covert Jazz

Prelude on Philip Schultz  (5:00-6:00 pm) led by Eleanor Kedney.  Eleanor is The Writers Studio Director of Branch Studios and founder of The Writers Studio Tucson.  Her poems have appeared in Many Mountains Moving, NY Quarterly, American Poets & Poetry, among others.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet

“Philip Schultz’s poems have long since earned their own place in American poetry. His stylistic trademarks are his great emotional directness and his intelligent haranguing—of god, the reader, and himself. He is one of the least affected of American poets, and one of the fiercest.” —Tony Hoagland

One of American poetry’s longtime masters of the art, Philip Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and the founder/director of The Writers Studio, a private school for fiction and poetry writing based in New York City. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Failure (Harcourt, 2007), winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. These poems give voice to failures of many kinds and yet they are full of tenderness, empathy, and heartbreaking honesty, giving equal praise to the joy of life.  

Please feel free to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and a picnic dinner as you make yourself at home in the beautiful setting of the Hill-Stead Museum and gardens. 

 Admission is $10/person; young people 18 and under free. 



Dürer, Rembrandt & Whistler: Prints from the Collection of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly

One of the most distinguished local collections of prints has been assembled by Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly. While his collection has been comprised primarily of American twentieth-century prints and prints by John James Audubon, in recent years he has also collected Old Master and nineteenth-century works extensively.

These encompass splendid sheets by the great German printmaker Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528), including a rare etching, woodcuts, and engravings of such iconic images as his Nemesis of 1502.

Dr. Kelly's Dutch prints include several of the rare engravings after the influential Adam Elsheimer (1574 - 1610) by Hendrik Goudt (1583 - 1648), and no less than twenty-eight images by the highly experimental printmaker Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 - 1669), ranging from early works of the 1630s to mature impressions from the 1650s.

His eighteenth-century holdings include sheets by the great Italian artists Canaletto (1697 - 1768) and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727 - 1804) and several fine sheets from Los Caprichos by the renowned Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746 - 1828).

Completing the collection is a group of etched cityscapes and figure studies by James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903). Together the collection attests to the quality of some of the greatest printmakers in Western Art.

Hours of visitation: Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m., closed on Mondays


Eastern Connecticut Symphony January Concert

 The Eastern Connecticut Symphony concert series begins the New Year on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 8 PM at the Garde Arts Center.  ECSO Music Director, Toshi Shimada, conducts a program which features, Hyewon Kim, winner of the 2013 ECSO Instrumental Competition, performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto, sponsored by Chelsea Groton Bank.  The audience members will also hear Sibelius Karelia Suite and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No, 2, (the Little Russian.)   Pre-concert conversation at 7 PM with Gary Chapman; post-concert reception free for members of the audience.  Tickets are priced from $32-$62 with senior and student tickets in selected seating areas.  Call the ECSO office at 860-443-2876 or purchase them on the Internet at:  For further information, visit the ECSO website at: or friend us on Face Book.